Perspectives on Semantics, Pragmatics, and Discourse

Perspectives on Semantics, Pragmatics, and Discourse : A Festschrift for Ferenc Kiefer

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Professor Ferenc Kiefer of the Linguistics Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences was instrumental in bringing early transformational grammar to Europe. His extensive work contributes substantially to making a connection between the grammatical theory and other areas of linguistics. The 17 essays in this book celebrate his career by continuing to explore inter-area research in linguistics: pragmatics in grammar (de Groot, van Riemsdijk, Dressler & Barbaresi, Comrie), semantic compositionality and pragmatics (Wunderlich, Partee, Borschev, Szabo, Bach), logical structures and universals in semantics and pragmatics (van der Auwera, Bultinck, Burton-Roberts, Harnish, Wierzbicka) dialogue and thematic structure (Jonasson, Doherty, Hajicova, Panevova, Sgall, Allwood, Fraser).show more

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  • Hardback | 374 pages
  • 154 x 225 x 25.4mm | 610g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Benjamins (John) North America Inc.,US
  • Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588110532
  • 9781588110534

Table of contents

1. Preface: Ferenc Kiefer's work in semantics and pragmatics; 2. Introduction; 3. Selected books and articles by Ferenc Kiefer in semantics and pragmatics; 4. Part I: Pragmatics in grammar; 5. Functional Grammar and the non-lexical expression of absence (by Groot, Casper de); 6. A far from simple matter: Syntactic reflexes of syntax-pragmatics misalignments (by Riemsdijk, Henk van); 7. Morphopragmatics of diminutives and augmentatives: On the priority of pragmatics over semantics (by Dressler, Wolfgang U.); 8. "Love your enemies": Affective constructions in two Daghestanian languages (by Comrie, Bernard); 9. Part II: Semantic compositionality and pragmatics; 10. Two comparatives (by Wunderlich, Dieter); 11. Some puzzles of predicate possessives (by Partee, Barbara H.); 12. Adjectives in context (by Gendler Szabo, Zoltan); 13. Semantically speaking (by Bach, Kent); 14. Part III: Logical structures and universals in semantics and pragmatics; 15. On the lexical typology of modals, quantifiers, and connectives (by Auwera, Johan van der); 16. Grelling's paradox: Its significance for linguistic theory (by Burton-Roberts, Noel); 17. Frege on mood and force (by Harnish, Robert M.); 18. Leibnizian linguistics (by Wierzbicka, Anna); 19. Part IV: Dialogue and thematic structure; 20. Naming conventions, focalization, and point of view in Balzac's La Peau de chagrin (by Jonasson, Kerstin); 21. Discourse theory and the translation of clefts between English and German (by Doherty, Monika); 22. Tectogrammatics in corpus tagging (by Hajicova, Eva); 23. Capturing differences between social activities in spoken language (by Allwood, Jens); 24. An account of innuendo (by Fraser, Bruce); 25. Name index; 26. Language index; 27. Subject indexshow more